Coles County, Illinois Population 2021

Coles County, Illinois's estimated population is 50,205 with a growth rate of -0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Coles County, Illinois is the 30th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 53,866 and has seen a growth of -6.80% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202150,205-208-0.41%
202050,413-208-0.41%
201950,621-208-0.41%
201850,829-524-1.02%
201751,353-430-0.83%
201651,783-396-0.76%
201552,179-344-0.65%
201452,523-530-1.00%
201353,053-265-0.50%
201253,318-306-0.57%
201153,624-242-0.45%
201053,8662,2224.30%
199051,644-616-1.18%
198052,2604,4459.30%
197047,8154,95511.56%
196042,8602,5326.28%
195040,3281,8584.83%
194038,4701,1553.10%
193037,3152,2076.29%
192035,1085911.71%
191034,5173711.09%
190034,1464,05313.47%
189030,0933,05111.28%
188027,0421,8077.16%
187025,23511,03277.67%
186014,2034,86852.15%
18509,335-281-2.92%
18409,6160.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.41%
County Website
Founded
December 25, 1830
County Seat
2010 Population
53,866
Growth Since 2010
-6.80%
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Coles County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,72292.93%
Black or African American2,0193.93%
Two or More Races7521.46%
Asian6251.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.22%
Some Other Race1040.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.04%
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Coles County, Illinois Population by Race

Coles County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Coles County, Illinois Median Age

35.7


Total

35.1


Male

36.1


Female

Coles County, Illinois Adults

There are 42,098 adults, (8,495 of whom are seniors) in Coles County, Illinois.

Coles County, Illinois Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Coles County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

26,476

51.56%

Male

24,877

48.44%

Coles County, Illinois Population by Age

Coles County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Coles County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
Male65.1%34.9%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family45.1%54.9%
Female41.3%58.7%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Coles County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,9262.2761.5
Non Family8,9251.3345.1
Married8,5782.8884
Female2,4983.3141.3
Male9252.8965.1

2.86

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Coles County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9372.84%
9th to 12th Grade1,9095.79%
High School Graduate10,04830.48%
Some College7,95524.13%
Associates Degree3,55710.79%
Bachelors Degree4,90914.89%
Graduate Degree3,64611.06%
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Coles County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Coles County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White31,27128,6707,958
Black615488136
Hispanic37228895
Asian365362264
2+ Races28225590
Other Race864919
Native American776726
Islander2014

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 99.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.33%.

Coles County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,881$41,829$27,769
Less Than 9th Grade$19,411$25,855$12,168
High School Graduate$29,000$39,963$19,753
Some College$29,621$34,726$27,131
Bachelors Degree$41,232$53,063$38,053
Graduate Degree$56,378$72,431$52,545

$32,881

Average Earnings

$41,829

Average Male

$27,769

Average Female

Coles County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Coles County, Illinois Language by Age

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Coles County, Illinois Language

96.16% of Coles County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.42% of the population.

Coles County, Illinois Language

Coles County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,2108,57019.38%
Black1,33066349.85%
Multiple67426939.91%
Asian56523441.42%
Hispanic1,01421521.20%
Other891921.35%
Islander20630.00%
Native10654.72%

20.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.12%

Male Poverty Rate

22.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Coles County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Coles County, Illinois is Black, with 49.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Coles County, Illinois is Native, with 4.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.72%.

Coles County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.08%
High School17.17%
Some College11.74%
Bachelors or Greater7.39%

Coles County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.39%
Male Unemployed30.15%
Female Employed15.53%
Male Employed11.72%

Coles County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Coles County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,202$66,458
Families$61,210$85,021
Married Families$75,658$103,017
Non Families$26,511$38,899
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Income by Household Type

Coles County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Coles County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Coles County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Coles County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Coles County, Illinois Marital Status

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3,060

Number of Veterans

2,920

Male Veterans

140

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,065
First Gulf War600
Second Gulf War558
Korea282
World War II75

Coles County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74821
35 to 54731
75+653
55 to 64532
18 to 34323

Coles County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9787.57%
Native American3335.11%
Black191.19%
Hispanic181.94%
2+ Races173.90%
Asian71.35%
Islander630.00%

Coles County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Coles County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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9.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Coles County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Coles County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Coles County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Coles County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.50%

Born in Coles County, Illinois

97.82%

Native Born

2.18%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.82% of Coles County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 81.50% having been born in Illinois. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Coles County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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